Adventure Time's first game is finally here, and though it has some flaws, it's definitely a worthwhile adventure for fans of the show...
Pokémon Black and White 2 is an adventure set two years after the events of the first Black and White versions, with a new batch of rivals to face and Pokémon to catch. Does it mark a fine swan song for the aging Nintendo DS? Read our review...
Pokemon finally takes on the strategy genre and the results almost completely fulfilled its potential. If only it could have left behind some of the more tedious parts of Nobunaga series...
Tintin is a Belgian boy who somehow manages to be a
journalist without ever writing a word, who knocks out grown men twice his size
with a single fling of his fist, and who lives in a world where the only woman
is a jolly opera singer who exists only to make us laugh. In short, his life
plays out like a little boy's dream – or at least the type of boy who juggles
ambitions of winning the science fair with fantasies of clobbering the local
bully. The good news is that it's not a disagreeable dream, and while it
suffers from excessively easy gameplay and forced variety, The Adventures of
Tintin is a bit more rewarding than its movie franchise origins might suggest...
If you have
played any of the other LEGO games you already know what to expect with LEGO
Harry Potter: Years 5-7. Set in the LEGOfied wizarding world, the newest
iteration never delivers on moving the series beyond what has already been
done, but it does provide solid gameplay, plenty of fan service, and the charm
the LEGO games have become known for...
nearly fourteen hours to finish the first season of Harvest Moon: The Tale of
Two Towns. In that time, the village saw fit to slowly dole out necessary
equipment that has, in the past, been included with your farm. In fact, it
wasn't until the first day of summer, fourteen-frickin-real-world hours later,
that the damn mayor gave us a fishing pole. So how did we spend those first,
grueling fourteen hours? Collecting butterflies, mostly...
Despite the finality
implied by its title, Professor Layton and the Last Specter is actually a
prequel that tells the story of how Layton and his sidekick Luke first met. It
follows the exact same formula of the last three Layton games, where a variety
of brain teasers and puzzles are scattered throughout a point-and-click
adventure story. In the case of Professor Layton though, saying The Last
Specter is "more of the same" could actually be taken as a
For some of us,
mapping our way through lonely 2D corridors and slowly accumulating the
firepower to put a hole in the moon is the cream cheese to our bagel. It’s a
decades-old obsession begun by Metroid and later championed by Castlevania;
lately jettisoned to handheld consoles like the GameBoy Advance and Nintendo
DS. Without getting too deep into it...
Let's start with the elephant in the room - May's Mystery:
Forbidden Memories looks like a shameless Professor Layton knockoff. The art
style, the protagonist with button eyes, the interface, the overhead map, and
of course the puzzle-driven mystery adventure - it's hard to get around. If
someone tells a development team "Make a game that's exactly like that
other popular game but retails for $10 less," they would produce something
that looks almost exactly like May's Mystery. Perhaps this is a coincidence!
We'll never know...
Solatorobo: Red the Hunter resurrects your
childhood soul. It'll take you back to the days when you believed animals could
talk and Transformers were all the rage. Solatorobo plops you right in front of
the Saturday morning cartoons in your memory and brings back your childhood
smile. It does it with its straightforward gameplay, charismatic characters,
and above all, letting you control your own personal mech, where you'll throw
enemies around like they're your playthings. Always fun and lighthearted,
XSEED has localized a spirited game with enough spunk to make even the most
jaded gamer crack a grin...